All students are expected to abide by all school rules as set forth in the student handbook. In addition, I expect each student to come to each and every class on time and prepared. This means you will come into the room, have a seat and wait for any daily announcements or project overview. All assignments will be completed by the day they are due. You will be expected to participate in class discussion, ask questions, and work collaboratively with your peers. If you are absent, check in with a classmate or myself before returning to find out what work you need to make up. I also request and expect that everyone show respect for each other. Tolerance is key not to mention that disrespect is rude and will not be tolerated.
Class sizes are large and lots of people will need help. If I am helping another student, check with a few classmates to see if they can answer your question. When in doubt remember: Check with three, then me!
1. Respect each other! Be positive, supportive and helpful. Listen to your peers when they speak in class - what they have to say is important! Only ONE person should be talking at a time. The same rules apply to respecting the teacher. When the teacher is talking, no one else should be talking. When the teacher is at the front of the room, it is to share important information about the lesson. You will need to pay attention so you do not miss anything important and so your classmates can hear the teacher as well.
2. Respect the classroom! Let’s work together to keep the classroom looking great! Put your materials away where they belong and clean up any mess you make. This includes, washing brushes thoroughly and putting them away, rinsing out water cups, washing palettes, picking up scraps of paper, wiping down tables and putting chairs back where they belong. No one leaves until the room is clean!
3. Respect the art materials! All the art classes share the materials. Let’s take care of them so that they are available for everyone’s use. Clean brushes thoroughly after use, wash out palettes and store all materials back where they belong. If you're done cleaning up your area, help out a classmate.
I try my best to make the classroom a SAFE SPACE for ALL students. Any intolerant language will be immediately addressed. Any second offenses will result in a teacher detention. This means no homophobic, sexist, racist or other type of hate speech will be tolerated. These types of speech are oppressive. If at any time someone makes you uncomfortable for any reason, please speak to me immediately.